Thursday, 5 December 2019

Marty St. George appointed interim Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian

Marty St. George appointed interim Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian

In a shrewd move that's been tipped as a crucial one for the European low-cost carrier Norwegian as it announced that Marty St. George, formally of JetBlue,  has been appointed interim Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) following changes in the company’s top management team. 

CCO of Norwegian, Helga Bollmann Leknes, has decided to leave the company after two years, following changes in Norwegian’s top management team. Bollmann Leknes was offered another position in the Group management team but has decided to pursue other opportunities outside of Norwegian. Bollmann Leknes joined Norwegian in 2017 as Chief Human Resources Officer and took on the additional responsibility as Chief Commercial Officer in November 2018.

"I am grateful for Helga Bollmann Leknes’ contributions to Norwegian, both as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer. I regret that she has decided to pursue other opportunities outside of Norwegian,” said Acting CEO of Norwegian, Geir Karlsen.


"It has been a great experience to be part of the Norwegian team and I’m grateful for all the opportunities that particularly Bjørn Kjos has given me. Now it’s time for me to explore new adventures. I wish Norwegian and all the great people at the company all the best,” said Helga Bollmann Leknes.

Marty St. George will now take on the position for an interim period. St. George has more than 30 years of experience from the aviation industry and until recently held the position as CCO at JetBlue Airways. In addition, he has held key positions at United Airlines and US Airways, including responsibilities for revenue-generating activities, network management and innovation.

“I am very pleased that Marty St. George will be joining Norwegian. Strengthening our commercial position in key markets and increasing our revenue-generating activities are key elements in our strategy of returning to profitability. I am convinced that St. George with his extensive experience from several of the biggest U.S. airlines will be an asset to Norwegian,” said Karlsen.




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